How can a place be so fortunate to have it all ? Greece has what you would want to see and history that you would love to hear, lifestyle that you would want to have and not forgetting the weather that we all would love to experience.

Before I tell you about the Temple of Poseidon, who was a Greek god of the Sea and other waters of earthquakes and of horses. Tell me you had a chance to read about Meteora or Nafplio. If not, take your time and read about one of the most historic destinations you can take a day trip to, when you are in Athens.

Cape Sounion

What you should know about Cape Sounion.

This is where the Temple of Poseidon is located, to the coastal cliffs just overlooking the Aegean Sea, the Temple of Poseidon is one of the most reminiscent sites of ancient Greece and a top visitor attraction. Its remains are perched on the headland, surrounded on three sides by the sea. The promontory at the southernmost tip of the Attic peninsula, 8 kilometers south of the town of Lavrio and 70 kilometers (43 mi) southeast of Athens.

How to get to Cape Sounion?

This is a long drive, you can reach there by a personal car or higher if you are visiting. There is a public bus called KTEL ATTIKIS, which departs from a place called Pedion Areos (Mavrommateon str. & Alexandras avenue). You can check the timetable here.

Temple of poseidon

You can also take a taxi, which is not something that I will suggest. The public bus is very comfortable, so no need to waste money on a taxi. You can as well book a one day tour, there are so many tour companies that do one day or half a day tour to Cape Sounion.

Cape Sounion

When to visit?

You can visit this place any time of the year. The most popular time is during the summer. It has a really nice beach just below the cape that attracts visitors. I went there a week ago, it was extremely windy though. All in all, summer is the best time to visit.

What to expect in Cape Sounion.

Beside the Temple of Poseidon, there is a souvenir shop that you can buy gifts for your loved ones. A coffee shop which gives you an amazing view to the temple while sipping your coffee. On the other side is the magnetic view of blue Aegean waters.

They have a restaurant, Naos Cafe and restaurant. You can sit and have a lunch if you want. I had a chance to chat with Theodoros and his team. The food is amazing and the staffs are very friendly. Going without saying the landscape is out of this world.

What to keep in mind.

1.Wear a very comfortable shoes to walk in.

2. It is opened daily from 8 am- Sunset.

3. The cost of the public bus is €12.50 round trip per adult.

4. The cost to enter the Temple is €8.00 per adult.

Temple Of Poseidon

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53 thoughts on “ONE DAY TRIP TO CAPE SOUNION

  1. I’ve always wanted to go to Greece! The history, the architecture, the culture! I’ll have to put this lovely spot on my to-go list, when I eventually get there. Great article!

  2. Oh Greece – my dream destination! I have always wanted to see the ruins of that great civilization. I have dreamed of watching sunsets in Santorini. Oh my. Reading your post filled me with wanderlust for this beautiful country!

    1. Your posts about Greece have definitely made me want to visit, especially after reading this and the one about Athens at night. I just have to remember comfortable walking shoes are an absolute must for a trip like this.

    1. It’s my dream to visit Greece! The combination of ancient history and natural beauty makes it a paradise for travellers! Nice post!

  3. Wow motivated me to visit greece. i had not even heard of the place you are writing about. it is beautiful and well written piece.
    jerry godinho
    fourcolumnsofabalancedlife.com

  4. My first trip anywhere ever was to the island of Rhodes, in Greece. We visited a couple of temples — well, ruins of temples. I still remember almost everything about it. It was a very big change from what I was used to. Sounds like you had a lovely time

  5. This looks so magical. I wonder how it must have looked when it was first structured. This historical destination is breathtaking honestly. Even its weathering it leaves so much to the imagination.

    1. It is one of those things that you create your own 3D film in your mind, how they managed to get the construction done without it being brought down by the sea wind.

  6. What an amazing trip I have wanted to visit Greece. My husband has been many times, but I have never been for a visit. Love the photo of you with the restaurant guys.
    Happy Spring, Kippi

  7. There are so many wonderful ancient sites to choose from in Greece – I’ve been to a couple of the Greek islands, and I love wandering round the remains, imagining life back then. Temple of Poseidon looks stunning.

  8. what a beautiful place to do some sightseeing! i want to visit greece so badly one day… particularly santorini lol

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